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Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

​​​​​​​​The Call for Abstracts for the Issues of Substance 2017 is now closed. Thank you to all who sent in a submission.


Presentation Formats and Themes

The conference program will include presentations, posters and workshops on policies, programs and frameworks that include evidence-informed practices, emerging research and innovative knowledge exchange strategies. Abstracts were submitted on all substances, including alcohol, and licit and illicit drugs, and on gambling, with a focus on the following subthemes:

  • Innovative and novel approaches to service delivery (e.g., technology-assisted therapy, mobile apps, therapy animals)

  • Substance use and co-occurring issues/disorders (e.g., mental health, suicide, trauma, family violence, intimate partner violence, chronic pain, FASD)

  • Responsible and problem gambling

  • Overdose prevention and management

  • Cannabis (e.g., policy development and implications, medical use, etc.)

  • Prescription drugs, including opioids

  • Indigenous approaches to addressing substance use and healing

  • Health promotion, substance use prevention and early identification

  • Alcohol

  • Public health approaches to substance use across the continuum of care (e.g., managed alcohol programs)

  • Recovery, health and well-being

  • Specific populations (e.g., youth, incarcerated persons, older adults, people who are homeless, new Canadians)

  • Sex- and gender-appropriate approaches to substance use

  • Drugs of evolving legal status (e.g., novel psychoactive substances, e-cigarettes)

  • Innovative methods to bringing research to practice

  • Stigma